Paekākāriki Mental Health Support Group

Mental health support! We have a group of retired counsellors willing to talk online or by phone (not replacing professional counselling!). If you’re worried about a friend, encourage them to call or get permission for one of our counsellors to call. We don’t want to replace good ol’ natural and neighbourhood supports. Ph Sylvia Bagnall to coordinate a chat: 021 744 485


  • Stay connected to those who make you feel safe and loved.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you’re feeling overwhelmed. It’s an overwhelming time.
  • You can free call or text 1737 at any time to speak with a trained counsellor from the Mental Health Foundation – it’s free and confidential.